June 17, 2024

Women’s World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Norway in full swing

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is here!

Kicking things off, Group A takes center stage on Thursday on FOX and the FOX Sports app, with tournament co-hosts New Zealand taking on Norway at Auckland’s Eden Park stadium in front of a sell-out crowd of just over 40,000.

Welcome to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

New Zealand squad, including 10 players making their World Cup debut and captained by City of Angels star Ali Rileyhe aims to make a strong start after failing to make it out of the group of the last World Cup (in 2019).

Norway are also off to a great start after reaching the quarter finals in 2019. Captain and star striker Ada Hegerbergformer Ballon d’Or Féminin winner and contender for this year’s Golden Boot, back in the mix after sitting out 2019.

Follow our live coverage below!

New Zealand vs Norway

17′: Knocking on the door

New Zealand continued to pressure Norway right out of the gate with one big play after another.

7′: No stop

Norway’s Hegerberg made a through ball early in the game, but Julie Blakstad was caught offside.

5′: What could have been

New Zealand midfielder Malia Steinmetz took an early shot but missed.

Steinmetz, along with Claudia Bunge, Elizabeth “Liz” Anton, Michael Foster, Jacqui’s hand, Grace Jale, Anna Leet, Rennie’s night, India-Paige Riley and 17 years of age Milly Clegg they played their first game in the World Cup on Thursday.

1′: We’re off!

Just like that, the Women’s World Cup 2023 has begun!

Stay tuned for updates!

PREGAME

Opening ceremony

A 10-minute ceremony kicked off the competition, celebrating the heritage and culture of New Zealand and Australia.

Setting the stage

The World Cup Now crew previewed the game live on Twitter.

FOX Sports’ Tom Rinaldi shared everything that makes this FIFA Women’s World Cup special ahead of all the action.

Tom Rinaldi on what makes this FIFA Women’s World Cup special

Tom Rinaldi on what makes this FIFA Women's World Cup special

History in the making

New Zealand have competed in five World Cups, including the last four, but are yet to win a match in the competition.

“Hopefully this time we will achieve our goal, to win a World Cup game and do it at home, and that will be the biggest game of my career,” said Riley.

‘This is the time to make history’

'This is the time to make history'

New Zealand’s Ali Riley has made history at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

On the other hand, Norway has made it out of the group in seven of its previous eight World Cup matches. Norway is one of seven teams to have participated in every World Cup since the tournament’s first edition in 1991 and one of four countries to win the tournament all, having done so once in 1995.

‘I feel it’s just onward and upward now’

'I feel it's just onward and upward now'

Ada Hegerberg of Norway on prospects at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Check out the full Women’s World Cup schedule and how to watch every game live here. Get the latest scores here.

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